Biafra Zionists leader, Onwuka, members arrested, whereabouts unknown

By Editor on 20/08/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 960

Onwuka
Onwuka

Leader of the Biafra Zionists Federation, BZF, Barr Benjamin Onwuka was on Monday morning arrested in Enugu.

The pro-Biafra agitator, was  nabbed alongside some other members of his group.

A combined team of security operatives made up of the Department of State Services, DSS, and the Nigeria Police were said to have been involved in the operation.

They were arrested after another failed attempt to enter the Enugu Government House for the inauguration of Biafra.

A source hinted that they had marched from the Presidential Road, through Rangers Avenue, but were stopped at the Bissala Road entry to the Government House by security operatives.

Deputy Leader of the group, Mazi Ambrose Ugwu, who confirmed the arrest to journalists, said whereabouts of their members remained unknown.

“Our people left this morning (Monday) for the Enugu Government House to foist the Biafra flag, but they were stopped on getting to close to the road to leading to the place.

“DSS operatives stopped them from entering the Government House. They told them to stay within the Bissala Road axis and do whatever they wanted to do.

“However, our leader refused, insisting that he must be allowed to enter the Government House. After a while, they brought vehicles and told them to enter, claiming that they were taking them to a place for a dialogue.

“As we speak, we have not heard from them. As far as we are concerned, this is abduction, because they were taken to unknown place. We have gone to the State CID but they are not being detained them.

“We are, therefore, calling on the international community, especially, US President Donald Trump and the Prime Minister of Israel to intervene for their immediate release.

“From the information I have, over 50 of them were arrested; they were not armed; they are just freedom fighters. Should anything happen to them, we will hold the South-East Governors responsible,” Ugwu said.

Both the Police and the DSS are yet to issue official statements on the reported arrest.

Posted 20/08/2018 7:13:02 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
Buhari declares June 12 Democracy Day, honours Abiola...

US Releases Evidence Of Massive Corruption Under Buhari...

Boy, 18 stabs Nigerian woman to death at...

Buhari sacks Lawal, Oke, appoints Mustapha new SGF...

2019: Army vows to deal with political thugs,...

‘Price of rice will stabilise soon’

Presidential Election: PDP demands Stoppage of Collation of...

Buhari’s government has failed, says Bakare

Suspected thief nabbed after abandoning mission to watch...

‘How do your workers feed their families?’ –...

Briton among two people shot dead at Kaduna...

EFCC arrests ‘Yahoo girl’ on FBI list, recover...

 

Latest News Buhari commits constitutional breach by closing Nigeria’s land borders, lawyer tells court Boko Haram menace will end in matter of days, Says Buratai How our husband chained us up, put pepper in our private parts– Katsina housewives locked up for 10 months Poverty, illiteracy, unemployment in the north alarming –Minister Abacha loot: US tackles FG over alleged $100m largesse for Kebbi gov Enugu gov set to tackle insecurity, signs bill into law Gunmen abduct four NSCDC officers in Kogi Alleged ‘Husband Killer’ Maryam Sanda appeals her death sentence Sack Kyari, NSA, service chiefs now, ex-ADC tells Buhari Leah Sharibu's Mother, others protest in UK, petition PM DISCOs have failed in electricity supply — FG Sexagenarian beheaded, pastor arrested for prophesying corpse location

 

Most Read Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (16,124 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (15,868 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (15,060 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (14,039 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (13,907 views) Sickle cell support group seeks lgovernment intervention (13,091 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (12,852 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (11,973 views) The Big Kick-off: World greatest sports fiesta begins in Russia (11,522 views) France wins 2018 World Cup Final (11,465 views) England beat Spain to win U17 World Cup final (11,428 views) Doctors in Enugu decry high personal income tax deductions (11,250 views)

 

SECTIONS NEWS (2,086) EDITORIAL (9) POLITICS (440) SOCIETY (117) SPORTS (24) BUSINESS (295) HEALTH (21) EDUCATION (29) INTERNATIONAL (47) ENTERTAINMENT (18) TECHNOLOGY (1) COLUMNISTS (0) LETTERS (1) OPINION (18)

 

 

Julius Agwu - Crazy Interview Demands